Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling audiobook

Puck of Pook’s Hill

By Rudyard Kipling
Read by Peter Kenny

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094016610

  • ISBN: 9781094016603

  • ISBN: 9781094016627

Runtime: 5.89 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Puck of Pook’s Hill is an innocent and charming book that takes the listener on a journey through English history with a series of short, fantastical works.

When two children happen across an ancient shrine, they unintentionally summon an impish sprite named Puck also known as Robin Goodfellow. To their wonderment, the fairy conjures up the past, taking them on ten magical adventures: they visit Roman Britain and the legion guarding Hadrian’s Wall, the thirteenth-century court of King John and Old England from the time of William the Conqueror.

Here are stories of lost treasures, epic battles, mysterious cults and daring piracy. Interspersed with Kipling’s lyrical poetry, Puck of Pook’s Hill is a masterful and magical collection that will stir the imagination.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Peter Kenny’s varied British accents are wonderful; a few, however, as authentic as they are, may strain some American ears. But the narration shifts easily between the stories and the poems in this collection. Some listeners may take offense at the anti-Semitic undertones in a poem and story near the end, but Kenny makes clear Kipling’s ringing endorsement of (eventual) freedom for all Britons.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Rudyard Kipling

Author Bio: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.89
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English